He’s making his list, and checking it twice, but how will you actually know where in the world Santa is as he’s making his way down everyone’s chimney this Christmas Eve? Bing Maps is powering the NORAD Santa Tracker and the folks at NORAD will join Bing on Wednesday, December 19 for a #BingIt chat from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT/3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET. We’ll discuss all the tradition behind the Santa Tracker, how it works and how you can follow St. Nick on Christmas Eve to find out when he’ll be making it to your house.
NORAD’s online tools (and related apps) empower visitors from around the world to track Santa’s location at any time during his Christmas journey. This year Microsoft is partnering with NORAD on this exciting effort by providing geospatial imagery through Bing Maps, hosting Santa Tracker on Windows Azure, and making a Windows 8 Santa Tracker app and Windows Phone app available to the public.
To participate in Wednesday’s #BingIt, follow @Bing and @NoradSanta and tweet out your questions and comments with the hashtag #BingIt. See you then!
-Kari Dilloo @karidilloo